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What to Eat at San Francisco’s Oracle Park, Home of the Giants

The 2019 lineup adds meatless Impossible Burgers, cheese-stuffed Juicy Lous, poke, and acai bowls

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San Francisco’s position as the country’s best food city and fine dining destination extends way beyond its restaurants— even the baseball stadium, Oracle Park (formerly known as AT&T Park until a January 2019 sponsorship change), is renowned for its top notch dining options (not to mention its team, the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants). Fans of baseball and food alike can enjoy some of the best the Bay Area has to offer between innings, from top chefs like Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere, The Commissary). Staying true to Northern California’s diverse array of cuisines, hungry fans will encounter everything from sushi and Chinese food to cheese plates and salads made from ingredients grown on the property. And, of course, plenty of tacos and burritos.

Curbed SF’s comprehensive guide to Oracle Park for tips on how to get there, what to wear (or not wear), and how to be the best Giants fan in all the land. And for the hungry among us, here’s everything worth eating during 2018’s baseball season:

Oracle Park highlights

CREAM

CREAM Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Berkeley-based sweets purveyor is known known for its warm cookie and cold ice cream combinations, and this year, they’re available at four carts between section 128 and 130 on the Promenade Level. Not into cookies? They’ll substitute brownies, if you’d prefer.

Impossible Burgers

Plant-based Impossible Burgers have made it to the ballpark, featuring very lifelike but very not-meat patties. The burgers will be served exclusively at John J. McGraw Derby Grill.

Garden Table and Hearth Table

Did you know that there is a culinary garden behind the centerfield wall? It serves as an educational tool for community children throughout the year, as well as provides the garden’s two concession stands, Garden Table and Hearth Table, with fresh produce during the season. They’ll be serving up flatbreads (including gluten-free options) from a pizza oven, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, salads and an antipasti bar. Beer, wine, strawberry smash bourbon punch and a variety of spa waters (like strawberry lavender) are also on offer. There’s also a picnic lawn, firepits and deck chairs for basking in the sun.

Soft serve with toppings at the Garden
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New to the Garden this year: soft serve ice cream with toppings like peach and strawberry preserves, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis, chocolate chips, ballpark crunch, and sliced almonds. Also, and possibly more importantly, Irish coffee. [Lower Center Field]

Public House

Traci Des Jardins rules the roost around San Francisco (she’s basically taken over the Presidio with her restaurants), and that includes the ballpark. At Public House that means fried chicken, Anchor Steam battered fish and chips, and pulled pork sliders, plus the meatless Impossible Burger. There’s also a huge selection of craft beers on tap, and in bottles. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on game days; swing by on an “away day” for some super discounts on eats and drinks during happy hour. Pro tip: Skip the line after lunch via a direct entrance to the stadium from the restaurant. [Willie Mays Plaza]

Kristian D./Yelp

Crazy Crab’z

Fans have no problem standing in line for the Crazy Crab’z Dungeness crab sandwich, piled between two slabs of buttery, grilled sourdough for a decadent game-day treat. Feast on other fried seafood delights, plus clam chowder in a bread bowl, if crab doesn’t appeal. [Center Field]

Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ

There’s no denying it: everyone loves the Cha-Cha Bowl at Orlando’s. It’s got rice, beans and choice of grilled chicken or pork carnitas, plus pineapple-zucchini salsa. It’s a hefty snack in the land of cotton candy and peanuts. They’ve also got jerk chicken nachos and fried pickle chips, plus mojitos and margaritas.[Promenade Level:142 and View Level:Section 314]

Tony Gemignani’s Slice House

There are multiple ballpark outposts of Tony Gemignani’s original spot in North Beach, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, serving cheese and pepperoni slices, or Sicilian deep dish slice topped with pepperoni, sliced meatballs, bacon, scallions and ricotta cheese. There is also a separate,full-scale slice house just down the street, offering the full pasta/pizza experience. [Promenade Level: Section 103, View Level: Section 314, Field Club Level]

The Full Lineup

Center Field

Anchor Grill: Burgers, kielbasa.

Crazy Crab’z: Crab sandwich on sourdough, chowder bread bowls, bay shrimp rolls, fried calamari.

Doggie Diner: The much-loved Sheboygan bratwurst, served on a sourdough roll with sauerkraut and onions, as well as standard and bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

El Gigante Nacho Cart: Jerk chicken or beef chili nachos, served in a plastic souvenir ballcap.

The Garden
BAMCO

The Garden: Yes, there is a garden in Oracle Park, and you can eat among the plants while watching the game (they even have a bar and fire pits). The two restaurants in the garden are Hearth Table (gluten-free flatbreads in flavors like roasted red pepper, olive, and feta) and Garden Table (all-vegetarian, tossed-to-order salads and smoothies), both of which use ingredients grown on-site.

Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ: The cha-cha bowl (rice, beans, grilled chicken or pork carnitas, and pineapple-zucchini salsa), chicharrones with chili-lime salt, and Baja-style fish tacos.

Outta Here Cheesesteaks: Cheesesteaks in various forms: classic Philly, NorCal veggie, and chicken.

Pier 44 Chowder House: Warm clam chowder served in a bread bowl, perfect for chilly night games. Other seafood items on the menu include calamari and fish and chips.

Say Hey! Sausage Specialties: Sausages, bratwurst and hot dogs.

Stormin’ Norman’s: Well known for their fry bread, a massive piece of fried dough topped with powdered sugar. Or cinnamon. Or honey. The options are endless. And, according to their menu, free whooopie [sic] pies.

Tony Gemignani’s Slice House: Cheese and pepperoni pizza by the slice.

Promenade Level

A Taste of North Beach: A medley of Italian dishes, like the forty-clove garlic chicken sandwich from the Stinking Rose, meatball sandwiches, and cheese ravioli.

California Cookout: The main event is a hefty kielbasa sandwich topped with onions, pepper and sauerkraut. Other options include chicken sandwiches and Polish sausages, as well as that ahi-tuna sandwich that you’ll have to watch Tyler Florence eat in an inning-break video at every. single. game.

Clam Chowder: More bread-bowl chowder action.

Da Poke Man: Fresh ahi tuna poke served over a choice of rice, organic greens, or tortilla chips.

John J. McGraw Derby Grill: Burgers, chicken tenders, hot dogs, veggie dogs.

Dippin’ Dots
Courtesy of BAMCO

Dippin’ Dots: Little frozen orbs of joy are now served, with flavors like cookies and cream, rainbow ice, and banana split.

Doggie Diner Grill: The much-loved Sheboygan bratwurst, served on a sourdough roll with sauerkraut and onions, as well as standard and bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

Edsel Ford Fong’s: Named for the famously abusive Sam Wo waiter, this is the one and only Chinese concession in the park, serving beef & broccoli, orange chicken, Chinese chicken salad, egg rolls, and sushi boxes (spicy tuna, California roll) brought down from Mashi’s on the Club Level.

The Carvery: Brisket, corned beef, turkey, and pastrami, plus potato salad and housemade potato chips. Newer menu items include a porchetta sandwich with arugula and a breakfast panini with egg, cheese and tomato on sourdough.

Garlic Fries Forever: Garlic fries, but served in a helmet.

Gourmet Sausages: Bratwurst, hot links and kielbasa.

Home Plate Boba: Bubble tea has hit the ballpark with milk tea, fruit tea, and smoothies.

McCovey’s BBQ: Barbecue platters, sandwiches and sides for the Southern fiends. This year, McCovey’s has moved to section 110 and offers ribs and chicken platters.

Juicy Lou available at the McGraw Grill
©2018 S.F. Giants/Mitchell

John J. McGraw Derby Grill: Giants mascot Lou Seal now has a signature burger, the Juicy Lou. It’s a diner-style burger, wherein the patty is stuffed with cheese. Also new are crinkle fries, served plain, topped with garlic, or smothered in chili and cheese, and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Mission Street Taqueria: Mission-style burritos, tacos, helmet nachos.

Murph’s Pub: This Irish pub-themed booth’s sweet-potato fries dusted with curry are a nice change from the stadium’s never-ending supply of garlic fries. Also on the menu: Guinness beer battered cod and chips, Irish quesadillas, grilled ham-and-cheese sandwiches on sourdough, and corned-beef or brisket sandwiches.

Organic Coup: Fried chicken sandwiches and wraps. New this year: garlic tots and acai bowls.

Orlando’s Caribbean BBQ: The cha-cha bowl (rice, beans, grilled chicken or pork carnitas, and pineapple-zucchini salsa), chicharrones with chili-lime salt, and Baja-style fish tacos.

Say Hey! Sausage: Now offering pineapple sausage and spicy linguica sausages.

SF Soup Company: the noted local soup purveyor is bringing homemade clam chowder and chilis as part of its new Ladle & Leaf concept.

Saag’s Deli Sandwiches: Roast beef, turkey, and ham sandwiches; fresh fruit salad.

Chicken Parmesan from Tony’s Slice House
Courtesy of BAMCO

Slice House by Tony Gemignani: This North Beach slice joint offers a Sicilian deep dish piece topped with pepperoni, sliced meatballs, bacon, scallions and ricotta cheese. New this year: chicken parmesan sandwiches, fried ricotta stuffed ravioli with marinara, and a New York-style veggie pizza.

Vintage 58 Wine Bar: Local wines on tap and international varietals by the bottle, plus fruit and cheese or Italian meat platters.a

Cinnamon sugar nachos with caramel at Ballpark Snacks
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Ballpark Snacks: Old-fashioned penny candy (though it costs way more than a penny), strawberry shortcake, hand-tossed caramel corn, and soft pretzels. New this year:Cinnamon sugar nachos with caramel. Adjacent to the farmer’s market cart.

The Cove: Fried, beer-battered fish tacos topped with pineapple slaw and crema.

John J. McGraw Derby Grill: Hamburgers, chicken tenders, pulled-pork sandwiches, bratwurst, lamb burger with feta and tzatziki, and new this year hot dogs, hot links, and Polish sausages.

The Doghouse: New this year is a bacon-wrapped dog, plus a build-your-own dog with choice of sport peppers, sweet pickled relish, diced onion, fresh tomatoes, shredded cheddar, sauerkraut, onions, cilantro, assorted mustards, celery salt, chili, slow-roasted pork and beans, nacho cheese, and buffalo sauce.

Farmers’ Market Cart: Seasonal fare like a crab sandwich, shrimp sandwich, Gruyere grilled cheese, antipasti and gelati. To drink, there’s craft beer, cocktail, and local wine on draft by the glass or carafe.

Ghirardelli: Home of the famous hot fudge sundae.

Gilroy Garlic Fries: Self-explanatory. Plus corn dogs.

Giuseppe Bazzuro: Named for a 19th-century San Francisco restaurateur. Italian eats like pizza, grilled eggplant panini, and Italian combo sandwiches, plus Greek and chicken Caesar salads in regular or wrap form. New this year is a stuffed Italian sausage sandwich.

Joe Garcia’s: Soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes.

Long Taters: A baked-potato or mashed-potato bar with unlimited toppings, ranging from cheddar cheese and grilled onions to bacon and grilled corn.

Mashi’s Sushi: Japanese fare. Fresh sushi rolls, sashimi and edamame, chicken wings, shichimi chips and rice bowls topped with teriyaki chicken, hoisin short ribs, or green-curry fried tofu and bok choy. They also sell the SF Giant Roll, a sushi burrito with tuna, bok choy, tofu, and spicy mayo, all wrapped in a big sheet of nori.

Irish nachos: fries topped with corned beef at Murph’s Clubhouse
Bon Bon S./Yelp

Murph’s Clubhouse: Bangers and mash, tater tots topped with Irish cheddar, bacon and green onions, curried sweet-potato fries, Irish nachos (fries topped with corned beef), grilled ham-and-cheese sandwiches on sourdough, chicken pot pie, Guinness-braised beef shepherd’s pie.

Tony Gemignani’s Slice House: Cheese and pepperoni pizza by the slice, now available within the Club Level.

Blue Shield Field Club

Ballpark Snacks: Old-fashioned penny candy, strawberry shortcake, hand-tossed caramel corn, and soft pretzels.

Bar San Pancho: Burrito bowls with choice of ground beef or achiote chicken with Spanish rice, black or refried beans, lettuce, crema, guacamole, or Oaxaca cheese. Plus, a fried chicken torta.

King Street Carvery: Brisket, corned beef, turkey, and pastrami, plus potato salad and housemade potato chips. This year’s new addition: porchetta sandwiches with arugula.

John J. McGraw Derby Grill: Plant-based Impossible Burgers, beef hamburgers, chicken tenders, pulled-pork sandwiches, bratwurst, lamb burgers.

The combo plate at Edsel Ford Fong’s
Wilhelm Y./Yelp

Edsel Ford Fong’s: Asian food, with a more expanded menu from the Promenade Level location. Build-your-own rice and noodle bowls, with beef, chicken, tofu, and veggie options, are the main draw.

Giuseppe Bazurro: Italian eats like pizza, grilled eggplant panini, and Italian combo sandwiches, plus Greek and chicken Caesar salads in regular or wrap form.

Joe Garcia’s: Soft tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes.

The Wine Bar: Similar wine selection to the farmer’s market cart upstairs: sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, shiraz, and red blends, by the glass or carafe, with some draft wine options.

Zach’s Deli: A trio of sliders, cleverly named the “Triple Play” with choice of pastrami, brisket, corned beef, or turkey.

View Level

Corona Beach Bar: A shipping container bar serving Coronas and nachos.

Bacon-wrapped hot dog
Courtesy of BAMCO

Doggie Diner: The much-loved Sheboygan bratwurst, served on a sourdough roll with sauerkraut and onions, as well as standard and bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

McCovey’s 44 BBQ: Classic BBQ items, like chicken and pork.

Outta Here Cheesesteaks: Cheesesteaks in various forms: classic Philly, NorCal veggie, and chicken, plus new this year is Philly cheesesteak nachos.

Vintage 58: Local wines on tap and international varietals by the bottle, plus fruit and cheese or charcuterie platters.

The Yard Patricia Chang

The Yard at Mission Rock

Located across the Lefty O’Doul Bridge from the ballpark (in Parking Lot A), this pregame party complex was built entirely out of shipping containers. It features an Anchor Brewing beer garden, burgers and meat from Belcampo Meat Co., and sandwiches, salads and juices from Crêperie Saint-Germain, housed in a permanent food trailer with plenty of outdoor seating.

Other Stadium Information

Beer, wine, and mixed-drink purveyors include Bayside Brews, Budweiser, Left Field Bar, Right Field Bar, Corona Beach Club, Hot Corner Bar, Lexus Clubhouse Bar, California Wine Bar, The Anchor Taproom and Cable Car Bar.

Other food options found in multiple locations throughout the stadium: Coffee, espresso, and hot chocolate from Cafe Juma. Hot chocolate from Ghirardelli. Ice cream from Dreyers and Haagen-Dazs. Hebrew National hot dogs. Pizza from Port Walk Pizza. Sandwiches from King Street Carvery. Fresh popcorn. The famed Gilroy garlic fries. Nuts from Hot Roasted Nuts and Cervesas. Peanuts, Cracker Jack, and Red Vines from Doggie Diner. Sno-cones, cotton candy, and lemonade.

And if none of this appeals, here’s Oracle Park’s biggest secret of all: you can bring in any outside food you want, no questions asked. Seriously. (The amnesty doesn’t apply to alcoholic drinks, or any non-alcoholic beverage that’s not in a sealed plastic bottle.) Good neighboring options include fried chicken and waffles from Little Skillet, a whole pizza from Amici’s, and a burger from Umami Burger.

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